Showing posts with label Elvin Ramirez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elvin Ramirez. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mets News: Trade RHP - Elvin Ramirez to Angels for Cash

Reliever Elvin Ramirez has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for cash. The maneuver frees a 40-man roster spot.

Ramirez, 25, had a 5.48 ERA in 20 relief appearances at the major league level last season.

The Mets' 40-man roster now stands at 38.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright's Uncertainty, Thole, Alderson, Mejia, Familia and Ramirez, Murphy, Chipper Jones vs Mets

Mets News and Notes:

In an exclusive interview with, David Wright expressed uncertainty about his future with the ballclub. He indicated he wants his next contract to take him to retirement. He also noted he would not be inclined to discuss an extension during next season -- so it's an agreement this offseason or he's headed to free agency.
“The optimism is I’m hopeful,” he said. “It’s well-documented: I’ve really enjoyed my time here. We’ve obviously gone through some tough seasons. I’m not lying. I’ve really enjoyed it. I have a lot of really close friends -- not just players or coaches or anything. Front office. Ownership. Stadium security. Clubhouse attendants. I have really a lot, a lot of close friends that I made in this organization. I enjoy it here. I enjoy New York. I feel like the fans and followers of the team really welcomed me with open arms. They’ve seen the ups and downs, obviously. And they’ve stuck right by me. And I’m appreciative.”  

Then again,  Wright said he never has been assured by Fred or Jeff Wilpon that he will remain a Met for life.

Wright recorded his 175th hit of the season on Saturday, the fifth time in his career that he’s reached that total. He’s tied for the most such seasons in Mets history with Jose Reyes, who had five from 2005 to 2011.

Josh Thole was struck in the head with a fourth-inning foul ball off Medlen's bat. Despite initial concerns, Thole appears relatively unscathed. He may have escaped with no more than a cut on the back of his right ear.

Sandy Alderson joined the Mets on Sunday for the final four games of the season. He planned to meet with Terry Collins today or tomorrow in part to discuss the fate of the coaching staff. A team source told Post beat writer Mike Puma it would be surprising for pitching coach Dan Warthen to be dismissed.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Official Call-ups, Gee, Strasburg, Final Game in Buffalo, Cyclones, Drama in the Ninth

Mets News and Notes:

With Buffalo's season complete, the Mets have summoned six additional minor leaguers to St. Louis: Jordany Valdespin, right-handers Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Elvin Ramirez, left-hander Justin Hampson and outfielder Fred Lewis.

Buffalo manager Wally Backman is due to join the Mets on Sunday. Zach Lutz, Nickeas and McHugh already had been added -- giving the Mets nine extra players in total.

Dillon Gee joined the Mets in St. Louis. He already has been cleared to begin tossing a baseball following surgery to repair a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder.

Stephen Strasburg's final start of the season will be Sept. 12 against the Mets at Citi Field.

Buffalo was rained out at Lehigh Valley on Monday in what is expected to be its final game affiliated with the Mets. Las Vegas has been widely speculated as the Mets' next Triple-A home, but a minor league source said do not rule out Nashville over Las Vegas if the Mets have a choice between those markets. The Brewers currently are affiliated with Nashville and may re-up, though.

Meanwhile, The Brooklyn Cyclones sliced its magic number to one with two games remaining to clinch the New York-Penn League's wild card. Like Buffalo, Binghamton and Savannah completed their seasons Monday. St. Lucie opens the Florida State League.

Finally, Collin McHugh's second major league start lasted only four innings, with McHugh surrendering four runs.

The drama, though, came late. With the Mets trailing by a run in the ninth, Andres Torres seemingly led off with a double. But at the instruction of injured ex-Met Carlos Beltran, the St. Louis Cardinals successfully appealed to rookie ump Dave Rackley that Torres missed the first-base bag. The Mets, deprived of the baserunner, lost shortly thereafter, 5-4, on Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Rackley and crew chief Dale Scott stood by the call, despite vehement protest from the Mets. The crew noted neither Torres nor first base coach Tom Goodwin initially complained about the call.

Rackley told Terry Collins he would not have made the ruling had he not been positive it was correct.

"He went over the front corner with his toe and it just kicked dirt up onto the base," Rackley said.

Said Scott after reviewing the video with his crew: "It was exactly what [Rackley] described. His foot went over [the bag], the toes hit the ground, the heel never did [hit the bag]. And did you see where [Rackley] was? He was right there to make the call."

Countered Murphy: "We had access to video. I'm sure you guys did, too. So we know the answer to that."

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Mets Streak, Duda, Patterson, Wheeler, Bay, Baxter, Valdespin, 2013 All-Star Logo, Santana, Ramirez, Parnell

Mets News and Notes:

The Mets, who had an 0-6 homestand before embarking on a three-city trip, now have lost eight straight at Citi Field. That is the team's longest home losing streak since also dropping eight straight at Shea Stadium in September 2007.

Lucas Duda appears to be heating up with Buffalo. After going 3-for-25 in his first six games following a demotion, Duda has a five-game hitting streak during which he is hitting .471 (8-for-17) with two homers. Duda has started the past two games in left field, after manning first base for two games.

Newly acquired right-hander Scott Patterson allowed two runs on three hits in an inning in his Buffalo debut Monday, although he had not thrown off a mound for more than a week. Patterson, 33, had asked for his release from the Mariners organization. He had received a recruiting call during the offseason from Terry Collins, but opted to sign with Seattle over Baltimore and the Mets. Patterson had a 2.89 ERA and four saves in 26 relief appearances at Triple-A Tacoma, but was not being considered for a major league promotion with Seattle.

Zack Wheeler’s second Triple-A start is scheduled for Saturday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) in Buffalo.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Ramirez, Rauch, Bay, Hairston, Young, Beato, Satin, Quintanilla, Tejada, Cedeno

Mets News and Notes:

Rookie Elvin Ramirez could not limit the damage after Santana departed. Ramirez, making his third major league appearance, walked four and was charged with three runs in 1 2/3 innings. The Mets' lone run came with two outs in the ninth inning against ex-teammate Ryota Igarashi.

Jon Rauch rejoined the Mets bullpen after skipping the series in D.C. to allow the inflammation in his "debris"-littered right elbow to calm. He entered with the Mets trailing by nine runs in the eighth and tossed a scoreless frame that included one bloop hit. Rauch said he took anti-inflammatory medication while remaining behind in New York. He assigned the root of the issue to bones grating with each other and irritating a nerve. He told reporters surgery will not be necessary.

Jason Bay, scratched from Thursday's lineup because of nausea he blamed on antibiotics being taken for a sinus infection, made his first appearance with the Mets since April 23 in the series opener. Bay started in left field and batted seventh. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Lucas Duda served as the DH.

Scott Hairston, who entered Wednesday's starting lineup after Bay was scratched, started a second straight game against a right-hander over odd-man-out Andres Torres. The current outfield crunch is not as severe as it will be next Friday, when the Mets return to National League play at home against Cincinnati and lose the DH. At that point, Duda could shift to first base and Ike Davis could be vulnerable. Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the opener against the Yankees.

Former hitting coach Howard Johnson (@20Hojo) tweeted about Davis: "Ike's reputation of questioning umpires on every strike is coming back to haunt him...anything close goes against him..."

Friday, June 01, 2012

Roster Moves: Catcher Josh Thole and RHP Elvin Ramirez will be Activated before Tonight's Game

According to the NY Daily News, Mets Catcher Josh Thole was in route to New York Thursday in anticipation of roster moves before Friday’s game.

Thole, who has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a concussion, caught Thursday for Triple-A Buffalo and went 1-for-4. The Mets won’t announce corresponding moves until Friday, but they presumably will not carry three full-time catchers, so either Rob Johnson or Mike Nickeas likely will be demoted.

The Mets also will promote Elvin Ramirez, a righthanded pitcher who has strong numbers in the minors this season at two levels in the Mets’ system and perhaps can help a relief corps that has the worst bullpen ERA in the majors at 5.45. That’s nearly a run worse than that of the Phillies, whose bullpen ERA is second-to-last at 4.64.

Ramirez started the season at Double-A Binghamton, but was promoted to Buffalo after recording a 1.38 ERA in eight games. At Triple-A, he’s been even better — he has not given up a run in 142⁄3 innings over 11 appearances and has a WHIP of 0.41. He has struck out 19 while walking only one. The 24-year-old Dominican did not pitch in 2011 because of a shoulder injury.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Nationals returned Rule 5 pick Elvin Ramirez to the Mets

The Nationals returned Rule 5 pick Elvin Ramirez to the Mets, the team announced in a news release.

Ramirez, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, missed the entire season after undergoing shoulder surgery. The Nationals technically kept Ramirez on their 25-man roster all season, but since he spent the entire year on the disabled list the Nationals would have had to keep Ramirez on their 25-man roster all of next season in order to keep him in the organization.

The Nationals chose Ramirez from the Mets with the sixth pick of last December’s Rule 5 draft. Ramirez, 24, has thrown only 6 2/3 innings above Class A. The Nationals will get $25,000 back from the Mets in the transaction.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Mets select Emaus and Beato, Lose Ramirez in Rule V Draft

Brad Emaus
The Mets selected second baseman Brad Emaus from Toronto and right-hander Pedro Beato from Baltimore and lost right-hander Elvin Ramirez to Washington in the Rule 5 draft.

Emaus, 24, hit a combined .290 with 15 homers and 75 RBIs between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Las Vegas last season.

"He's a second baseman/third baseman," GM Sandy Alderson said. "We're very high on his potential as an everyday player out of the Toronto organization. [Former Jays GM] J.P. [Ricciardi], [and new Mets scouts from Toronto] Roy Smith and Jim D'Aloia, Paul [DePodesta] know him pretty well and felt strongly about him. So we're very pleased that he was there."

Beato, 24, hails from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn and was originally drafted by the Mets in the 17th round of the 2005 draft but was a year removed from Tommy John surgery and did not sign. He went in the first round the following year to the Orioles. Beato went 4-0 with a 2.11 in 43 relief appearances for Double-A Bowie last season. Alderson expects him to compete for a bullpen spot.

"Actually, we were surpised that he was available to us in the second round," the GM said. "A power arm, probably out of the bullpen, and somebody who can compete for an everyday job. So we're happy with that."

Ramirez, 23, spent the bulk of last season at Class A St. Lucie and has walked 163 in 306 2/3 career minor league innings. Still, he has been registering 97 mph in the Dominican winter league and has shown better control.

"He throws hard, has had some command issues in the past, is having a good season so far in the Dominican winter league over 20 innings," Alderson said. "There's always a risk with a Single-A pitcher who doesn't see a lot of higher-level competition but has good stuff. So we'll see where that goes."

A Rule 5 selection costs $50,000 and must remain on the major league roster the entire season in order to become the new team's property. Otherwise, he must clear waivers and then be offered back to his former team for $25,000.

The Mets did not lose any players in the minor league phases of the draft. They selected right-handers Ronny Morla and Richard Brooks in the Triple-A round and outfielder Quintin Berry in the Double-A round.
Source:ESPN NY
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